Jim Thorpe and Marian posted boys basketball victories on Thursday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Tamaqua-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe dominated from the outset and cruised to the 72-50 Schuylkill League win.

The Olympians built a 31-9 first quarter lead in the season finale for both teams.

Jim Thorpe (7-15, 2-10) had four players in double figures. Darius Clark's 19 points led the way. Dane Ciavarella and Conner Ennis both scored 14 and PJ Johnson added 11.

Bret Kosciolek led Tamaqua (5-17, 1-11) with 20 points. Teammate Jake Fegley added nine.

Tamaqua won the JV contest, 44-32, behind Zach Wargula's 18 points.

TAMAQUA

Nunemacher 0-0-0-0, Wargula 1-1-2-4, Fegley 3-2-2-9, B. Rottet 0-3-3-3, Frantz 3-0-0-6, Kosciolek 8-3-4-20, D. Rottet 1-1-2-3, Ty. Skripko 0-1-2-1, Krell 2-0-0-4, Tr. Skripko 0-0-0-0, Hartung 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 18-11-15-50.

JIM THORPE

Harleston 0-0-0-0, St. Hill 0-0-0-0, Joyner 2-0-04, Moore 1-0-0-2, Gallagher 2-0-0-4, Lynch 0-0-0-0, M. Principe 0-0-0-0, S. Principe 1-0-0-2, Ciavarella 7-0-0-14, Baombolia 0-0-0-0, Brown 1-0-0-2, Clark 7-2-2-19, Johnson 4-3-7-11, Ennis 5-0-0-14, Everett 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 30-5-9-72.

Tamaqua 9 12 21 8 - 50

Jim Thorpe 31 10 21 10 - 72

Three pointers: T - Wargula 1, Kosciolek 1, Fegley 1; JT - Ennis 4, Clark 3.

Nativity-Marian

The Colts built a double digit halftime lead and went on to post a 51-38 Schuylkill League win over Nativity.

Ryan Karnish led the winners with 14 points. Alden Whah and Anthony Pilla both scored 11 for a strong team effort.

Nativity got a team-high 10 from Luke Navitsky.

With the win, Marian ends their regular season with a 12-10 mark overall and a 7-6 record in the league.

Nativity pulled out the 33-23 JV win.

NATIVITY

Gasper 2-0-1-4, Kalebas 0-0-0-0, Birosik 3-1-2-7, Holohan 1-2-4-4, Mellon 1-0-0-3, Navitsky 5-0-3-10, Yordy 2-0-0-5, Chipilionia 1-0-1-2, Fowler 1-0-0-3. TOTALS: 16-3-11-38.

MARIAN

Whah 2-7-12-11, Kweder 0-1-2-1, Karnish 4-3-4-14, Pilla 3-4-6-11, Latham 0-0-0-0, Motil 1-0-0-2, Julian 2-1-2-5, Swankoski 2-3-5-7, Weber 0-0-0-0, Damian 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 14-19-31-51.

Nativity 12 5 15 6 - 38

Marian 15 12 11 13 - 51

Three pointers: N - Mellon 1, Yordy 1, Fowler 1; M - Karnish 3, Pilla 1.

Pine Grove-Panther Vy.

After holding a lead at the end of three quarters, Panther Valley went cold in the final period and dropped a 46-39 Schuylkill League decision to Pine Grove.

Kyler Burke and Larry Zimmerman had 19 and 17 points respectively for the Cardinals.

The Panthers (11-11, 4-8), who scored just two points in the fourth quarter, were led by Brock Mitchell's 15 points. Stephen Romanchik added for 10 points.

Kyle Ferryman and Ethan Vermillion both scored 13 in the JV contest to lead PV to the 50-21 preliminary win.

PINE GROVE

T. Zimmerman 0-1-2-1, Rossy 1-0-1-2, Burke 8-3-5-19, Todero 1-0-0-2, L. Zimmerman 7-3-4-17, Kreiser 1-0-0-3, Zerbe 0-0-2-0, Seiger 0-0-0-0, D'Agostino 0-0-0-0, Kiser 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 19-7-14-46.

PANTHER VALLEY

King 1-0-0-3, Szczecina 0-1-2-1, McArdle 1-0-0-3, Ogozalek 2-0-0-4, Romanchik 4-2-2-10, Dalessio 1-1-2-3, Mitchell 7-1-3-15, Dunn 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 16-5-9-39.

Pine Grove 8 10 16 12 - 46

Panther Valley 8 11 18 2 - 39

Three pointers: PG - Kreiser 1; PV - McArdle 1, King 1.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

N'western-Catasauqua

Northwestern rolled to a 56-34 Colonial League win over Catasauqua.

Sara Jones' game-high 20 points led the Tigers (15-7, 11-5). Teammate Sarah Segan added eight points.

For Catty, Katie Buczynski had 12 points.

NORTHWESTERN

Mertz 1-2-2-4, Landrigan 0-0-0-0, Day 0-0-0-0, Jones 7-5-6-20, Hallingstad 0-0-0-0, Kemmerer 1-0-0-2, Nemes 2-0-0-6, Haydlauf 1-2-2-4, Lerner 0-0-0-0, Cunningham 3-0-2-6, Dietrich 2-0-0-6, Albright 0-0-0-0, Segan 4-0-0-8. TOTALS: 21-9-12-56.

CATASAUQUA

Falko 3-0-0-6, Buczynski 3-5-7-12, O'Brien 0-0-0-0, Matos 1-2-5-4, Saruba 0-0-0-0, Dweck 3-1-2-10, Sziy 0-0-0-0, Schnabel 0-2-2-2. TOTALS: 10-10-15-34.

Northwestern 20 6 20 10 - 56

Catasauqua 6 9 6 13 - 34

Three pointers: NW - Dietrich 2, Nemes 2, Jones 1; C - Dweck 3, Buczynski 1.

WRESTLING

Lehighton-No. Lehigh

Northern Lehigh picked up a 40-27 non-league wrestling win over Lehighton.

The Bulldogs (11-9) got pins from Kyle Baumann, Nate Farber and Kyle Greenawald. Ty Herzog earned a major decision.

The Tribe got a fall from Anthony Farole. Mike Balliet nabbed a major.

No. Lehigh 40, Lehighton 27

115 - Ryan Rubio (NL) won by injury default over Pasquale Verrastro

122 - Nick Schaeffer (L) dec. Zach Leiby, 11-3

128 - Anthony Farrano (L) maj. dec. Derek Ferrer, 13-5

134 - Kyle Baumann (NL) pinned Zach Rex in 3:22

140 - Nate Farber (NL) pinned Alex Rankovich in 3:51

147 - Anthony Farole (L) pinned Dustin Henritzy in 1:34

154 - Ty Herzog (NL) maj. dec. Ian Zimmerman, 12-4

162 - Dylan Hofmann (NL) dec. Zach Coleman, 5-2

172 - Mike Balliet (L) maj. dec. Cody Bowman, 18-7

184 - Kyle Greenawald (NL) pinned Joe Smith in 2:13

197 - James Scott (L) dec. Theo Young, 6-2

222 - Kyle Schomp (NL) won by forfeit

287 - Jake Moser (NL) dec. Colton Davidson, 2-1

108 - Jacob Hoats (L) won by forfeit